ADMINISTRATION OF 2ND DOSE OF ASTRAZENECA VACCINES

ADMINISTRATION OF 2ND DOSE OF ASTRAZENECA VACCINES

The Ayawaso Municipal Health Directorate in collaboration with the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly is undertaking the administration of the Second Dose of Astrazeneca Vaccines across the Municipality.

This comes as part of the exercise by the Ghana Health Service in administering the Vaccines to ONLY persons who have had their first dose.

Persons, 18 years and above who received their first dose from 10th March, 2021 to 29th March, 2021 are eligible for the second dose and are to walk into the following health centers from 31st August to 4th September, 2021 to receive their second dose;

 

ACCRA NEWTOWN

  • Mallam Atta Clinic
  • Anidasofie Clinic
  • Entrance University Hospital

 

ALAJO

  • Pele Junction Chps
  • Jambo Clinic
  • High Tension Chps

 

KOTOBABI

  • Anthon Annex Hospital
  • Brightstar Chps

N/B; Eligible Persons should come along with their COVID-19 Vaccination Card and a VALID NATIONAL ID CARD.

NETWORK FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LEARNING THROUGH SEWING FOR GIRLS

NETWORK FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LEARNING THROUGH SEWING FOR GIRLS

The Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Project(SEHP) in collaboration with Ghana Export and Import Bank (GEXIM) on Monday, August 2 organized a one (1) day career event network for enterprise development learning through sewing for girls in the Municipality. SEPH is a non-profit organization founded with the purpose of engaging in effective and diverse social intervention projects aimed at contributing significantly to the advancement of the standard of living of Ghanaians. Its main objective is to improve the livelihood of 2000 underprivileged females through fashion related vocational training and enterprise development and to provide qualified workers for the fashion industry.

The program was launched in the Municipality with the Municipal Chief Executive in attendance. He expressed his gratitude to the SEPH officials for bringing this initiative to the Municipality to help the young girls.

 

 

THE AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY TRAINS 24 MARKET WOMEN AND BAR OWNERS ON SANITATION ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

THE AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY TRAINS 24 MARKET WOMEN AND BAR OWNERS ON SANITATION ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

Training of food vendors, market women and bar owners on food, personal and environmental hygiene had a significant association with crucial foods hygiene and safety practices such as medical examination, hand hygiene and protection of food from flies and dust. This underscores the importance of training among food vendors. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic in the country, it has become necessary to train staff, market women, food vendors and chop bar owners on some food and personal hygiene activities which involves safety use of food stuffs, regular cleaning of environment and periodic medical screening to check of health status. This report summarizes the activities participants undertook as part of the training on food hygiene and safety, personal hygiene and environmental hygiene.

This activity was done in collaboration with Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit.

The core objective of this training was to educate food vendors and market women on issues related to environmental and good hygiene with relation to food safety.

 

At the end of the program, the participants were expected to know:

  • How to Personally take care of themselves as a food vendor and a market woman
  • Hygienic way of handling food
  • Environmental hygiene
  • Covid 19 protocols

The training was successful with 24 participants and 9 staff. There were some remarks from the invitees and other staff. Some of the recommendation suggested were;

  • Training of food vendors must be carried out regularly to ensure perpetuation of best practices in the street food vending business thereby protecting public health.
  • This training should be carried out at no cost to food vendors and a certificate should be awarded at the end of each programme.

Training manuals should be developed for trainers to serve as a guide and ensure uniformity of subject matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION ON NUTRITION

EDUCATION ON NUTRITION

On 14th June, 2021, the Community Development Unit in collaboration with the District Health Directorate met with a section of food venders at Mallam Atta market and caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Program to educate them on nutrition for children and the aged.

The resource person, Madam Portia Frimpong explained to participants that too much of oily foods was not healthy. She further advised them to use organic food stuffs as much as possible and to avoid too much spices in their foods. She further added that children should be given more body building foods to help in their growth as well as energy giving foods due to excessive activities at their age.

Madam Beverlyn from the Environmental Health Department added that the cooking areas should be kept clean at all times and that cooked food should always be well covered and kept away from flies to avoid contamination.

ACMA TRAINS 20 YOUTH ON BEAD AND MACRAME MAKING

ACMA TRAINS 20 YOUTH ON BEAD AND MACRAME MAKING

Arts and crafts ’training program is an annual program implemented by the Culture Department and it is designed to help the unemployed youth in the municipality attain skills to enable them earn some income.
This helps them to provide for their needs and not to be a liability to society.

The Arts and Craft Program Aims At:
• Heightening of Interest in Made in Ghana products, thereby promoting patronage.
• Providing Employment for the youth in the municipality.

The training took place at Alajo Central Pentecost Church.
A total of 20 People took part in the training with 18 being Females and 2 Males.

BEAD MAKING
The first part of the training which iis bead making took two weeks to complete. The beading started with simple necklace, earrings and bangles and moved on to the weaving of bead purse which took them a week, followed by the making of slippers and other complex necklace, earrings and bangles.

MACRAME
The third week was used for macramé.
Macramé is the weaving of cords to create craft items such as table mat, wall hanging, Door mat, Bags, Curtains, Pillow case, to mention few,
The trainees were thought how to weave with cords, where each of them chose any of the above list craft items as a project to work on.

After three weeks of intensive training, the program came to an end. The training program was successful and the trainees were satisfied with what they have learnt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY SUPPORTS 50 PWDs

AYAWASO CENTRAL MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY SUPPORTS 50 PWDs

Some 50 persons Living with Disabilities (PWD) have received their share from the Ayawaso Central Municipal Assembly’s (ACMA) Disability Fund.

The 50 were shortlisted from 114 PWDs who applied for the fund and were vetted.

Out of the 50, 27 received items such as deep freezers, laptops, sewing machines, refrigerators, photocopier machines, and popcorn machines, while one will undergo an apprenticeship programme. The remaining 22 will receive support in the form of perishable and non-perishable items to sell, including frozen fish, water, soft drinks, call cards, make-up accessories among others.

DISBURSEMENT

At a ceremony to hand over the items to the beneficiaries, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alhaji Mohammed Quaye, explained that the move was in fulfillment of the government’s responsibility to support PWDs in the country as enshrined in the Constitution. He observed that with the needed support and opportunities, PWDs could drive the country’s economy forward, adding that disability was not inability, hence PWDs could not look down on themselves. “The potential of PWDs can be realized with the right assistance,” he said. He urged them to put the items to good use in order to derive the desired results needed to empower them economically.

The MCE further urged the beneficiaries to desist from selling the items donated to them.

“I promise to promote all PWDS within the ACMA as I have always done and it is my desire that all PWDs excel in whatever they do,’’ Alhaji Quaye said.

 

Monitoring

the Chairman of the assembly’s Disability Fund, Mr Abubakar Alhassan, noted that the monitoring team would embark on occasional visits to ensure the items are being used for their intended purposes.

The beneficiaries, on the other hand, thanked the assembly for the gesture and pledged to use the items to better their lives.